Danny Willett is a professional golfer from England. Born on October 3, 1987 in Sheffield, England, Willett won the English Amateur championship in 2007 and became the number one amateur in the world in 2008. He currently plays on the European Tour.
Willett enjoyed a successful amateur career, winning the English Amateur Cup and competing in the 2007 Walker Cup in the same year. He turned pro in 2008 and earned his European Tour card for the 2009 season. It was also in 2008 when Walker made a second place finish just a few strokes behind Lee Westwood at the Andalucia Open, where a last hole bogey was the only thing standing between the then 20 year-old and the title.
Willett started 2009 on a high note, finishing 58th in the inaugural Race to Dubai and finishing eight times in the top 10. He also played in the 2010 BMW PGA Championship and was leading in the first round before finishing the match at 5th. His successful performance in 2010 placed him in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings and he capped the year at the 23rd spot.
All in all, Willett has four had four amateur wins, two in 2007 at the 2007 Yorkshire Amateur and the English Amateur. In 2008, Willett won the Australian Amateur Stroke Play Championship and the Spanish Amateur Open. He has also made a team appearance at the Walker Cup in 2007 while representing Britain and Ireland.